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1 Title:   Robert Toombs letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885  
  Dates:   1855, 1872  
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The collection consists of two letters: dated Roanoke, Georgia, November 20, 1855, signed "R. Toombs," regarding elections; dated Washington, Georgia, February 15, 1872, "My dear Sir," signed "R. Toombs," regarding Toombs' visit to Atlanta.
 
  Identifier:   ms2412  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Alfred Howe Terry letters to General Thomas Ruger  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Terry, Alfred Howe, 1827-1890  
  Dates:   1869, 1870  
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The collection consists of three handwritten letters: dated Atlanta, December 28, 1869, addressed to General Ruger, McPherson Barracks, signed "A. H. Terry," regarding the examination of a policeman who killed a black man at the barracks; dated Atlanta, Georgia, December 29, addressed to General Ruger, signed "Alfred H. Terry," requesting officers and trustworthy men to leave by rail on "confidential duty"; dated Atlanta, January 10, "General," signed "Alfred H. Terry," asking Ruger to arm and prepare to move one hundred men because of the excitement in town.
 
  Identifier:   ms3728  
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3 Title:   Cobb family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cobb family  
  Dates:   1859-1919  
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The collection consists of papers of the Howell Cobb, Sr. and the Cobb family of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. Consists primarily of correspondence to or from Howell Cobb, Sr. and concerns mainly news of family and friends, law cases, and a few references to Reconstruction politics. One letter, dated January 31, 1887 to Howell Cobb, Jr. from Burton Harrison, discusses exiled Southerners living in Europe, meeting Jefferson Davis, and the improbability of Davis being brought to trial.
 
  Identifier:   ms1480  
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4 Title:   Joshua Hill letter to President Ulysses S. Grant  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hill, Joshua, 1812-1891  
  Dates:   1869 May 24  
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The collection consists of one letter (and a transcript of the letter): dated Madison, Georgia, May 24, 1869, "His Excellency The President," signed "Joshua Hill," regarding Georgia's support of the Federal government's reconstruction policy and recent problems with race relations.
 
  Identifier:   ms1490  
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5 Title:   Robert Augustus Toombs letter to John C. Breckinridge  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885  
  Dates:   1867 April 30  
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The collection consists of one letter: dated Washington, Georgia, April 30, 1867, "Dear Breckinridge," signed "R. Toombs," regarding passage of the Reconstruction Act (1867) in Congress and its effect upon the attitudes of Southerners, the administration of Governor Joseph E. Brown, the Republican Radicals in Congress, the state of crops and agriculture in Georgia, and the possible emigration of former Confederates to Brazil. The collection also includes a transcript of the letter.
 
  Identifier:   ms1603  
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6 Title:   Nemesis letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Oglesby, T. K.  
  Dates:   circa 1913  
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The collection consists of four handwritten copies of Nemesis letters originally published by T. M. Norwood in the Augusta chronicle and Sentinel (Augusta, Georgia) in 1871. The collection also consists of an explanatory letter: dated Augusta, Georgia, Dec. 24, 1913, to Mr. W. J. De Renne, signed "T. K. Oglesby."
 
  Identifier:   ms1650  
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7 Title:   Greene County (Ga.) amnesty oaths  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   none  
  Dates:   1865-1866  
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The collection consists of a bound volume containing a listing of 700 citizens (men and women) of Greene County (Ga.) who signed an amnesty oath to the United States after the Civil War. Entries may include name, rank, regiment, place of residence, description (complexion, hair, eyes, height), signature, date, and remarks. The remarks usually include age and occupation, and in some cases parole information.
 
  Identifier:   ms232  
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8 Title:   Jefferson Davis letter to Harry H. Phinizy  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889  
  Dates:   13 March 1881  
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Contains a letter to Mr. Harry H. Phinizy written by Jefferson Davis from his home, Beauvoir, in Biloxi, MS, on March 13, 1881. In the letter, Davis says that he was told by a "Professor Brown" about a recent address by Phinizy on the "old and new south." Davis praises the address and says he is hopeful for future generations of southerners.
 
  Identifier:   ms4101  
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9 Title:   Andrew Maybank Jones family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones, Andrew Maybank  
  Dates:   1803-1874, 1939  
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The collection consists of papers of Andrew Maybank Jones and Jones family members from 1803-1874. Materials relating to Andrew Maybank Jones include correspondence, reports of the University of Georgia, bills of sale, promissory notes, a prayer book, and an account book of Jones' plantations. Further correspondence are between Charles West and Joseph Jones, Joseph Jones and Charlton Hines, W. Fleming and Captain Joseph Jones, and Mrs. Electra Dodge and Mary Ann Dodge. The collection also includes records of cotton sales for Joseph Jones, Confederate States of America money, and newspaper clippings concerning the Confederacy.
 
  Identifier:   ms1289  
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10 Title:   United States Army Colored Infantry Troops, 137th Regiment, Company D, records  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 137th (1864-1867). Company D  
  Dates:   1865  
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The collection consists of muster rolls, returns, invoices, and lists of clothing and equipage rendered to Company D, 137th United States Army Colored Infantry Troops, under Captain Charles Hankins and Colonel Martin R. Archer, while stationed in Macon, Georgia, from 1865.
 
  Identifier:   ms3173  
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11 Title:   State of Georgia v. Ulysses S. Grant et al  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jenkins, Charles Jones, 1805-1883  
  Dates:   1867-1868  
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The collection consists of the Supreme Court Bill The State of Georgia against Ulysses S. Grant, George G. Meade, Thomas H. Ruger, and Charles F. Rockwelll (1868), which presents ousted Georgia Governor Charles J. Jenkins' case against the defendents for illegally seizing the office of the governor and state property. The bill is in the form of a ten page booklet, accompanied by a two page handwritten summons and a handwritten testimony certifying "that the foregoing [bill] is a true copy." Also included is a letter from Charles J. Jenkins, Milledgeville, 1868 January 17, to Thomas Ruger regarding his removal as governor. Another letter by Jenkins, written 1868 January 29, is addressed to all defendents informing them of his plans to file a bill with the Supreme Court.
 
  Identifier:   ms3776  
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12 Title:   Freedmen labor contracts  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands  
  Dates:   1868  
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Collection includes two Freedmen's Bureau labor contracts. First contract shows hire of freedmen John Papur and James ward at $75/month and freedwoman Martha Andams at $40/month by Julius M. Binel. Second contract is a sharecropper agreement between Donald Graham and freedmen Thomas Parks, Silas Armstrong, Emma Armstrong Soloman King, Geoge Washington, and Jack Fletcher.
 
  Identifier:   ms4086  
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13 Title:   Brown family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Brown family  
  Dates:   1837-1930  
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The collection consists of papers of the Brown family from 1837-1930 including the Joseph E. Brown papers (1843-1883), the Joseph M. Brown papers (1860-1930), and the Julius L. Brown papers. The collection also includes miscellaneous materials mainly relating to Cora Brown and Joseph Grisham and an autograph collection apparently collected by Julius L. Brown which he either collected or selected from the Brown family papers. In some cases, a particular person is represented by a single item, while there are fourteen letters of Alexander H. Stephens to Joseph E. Brown discussing Reconstruction politics.
 
  Identifier:   ms785  
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14 Title:   John A. Rockwell papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Rockwell, John A. (John Arnold), 1840-  
  Dates:   1866-1872  
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The collection consists of papers of John A. Rockwell from 1866 to 1872, mainly correspondence written by Rockwell to his brother, Alfred P. Rockwell. The letters detail John Rockwell's activities as General Superintendent of the American Missionary Association for Middle and Southwest Georgia. Topics discussed include the establishment of schools for freedmen, financial matters, and funding of various projects. Also contained in the collection are a few letters from John Rockwell to Rev. Edward P. Smith which discuss the establishment of a trust fund with a loan from Alfred Rockwell.
 
  Identifier:   ms1027  
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15 Title:   Benjamin Conley papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Conley, Benjamin, 1815-1886  
  Dates:   1842-1884  
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The collection consists of papers of Benjamin Conley from 1842-1884. The collection consists mainly of correspondence to Conley relating to his business practice, his presidency of the Macon and Augusta Railroad, his participation in the 1867 Constitutional Convention, as Georgia Governor, and as Postmaster of Atlanta. Many letters deal with Georgia reconstruction and politics, Conley's involvement in the Republican Party, and political matters relating to Augusta (Ga.). Correspondents include Foster Blodgett, John S. Bigby, Thomas J. Spear, and business partner B.W. Force.
 
  Identifier:   ms1544  
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16 Title:   Joseph E. Brown papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894  
  Dates:   1861-1890  
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The collection consists of a small collection of letters between Brown and B.T. Beauregard, Rufus B. Bullock, Howell Cobb, Jefferson Davis, Andrew Johnson, Alexander H. Stephens, and Henry H. Tucker mainly regarding Georgia politics during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also contains some material relating to Brown's son, Elijah A. Brown including a 1867 diary he kept while attending the University of Georgia; newspaper clippings pertaining to the death of Joseph E. Brown and his widow; and some legal documents.
 
  Identifier:   ms2135  
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17 Title:   Foster Blodgett papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Blodgett, Foster, 1826-1877  
  Dates:   1861, 1870-1871  
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The collection consists of papers relating to Foster Blodgett from 1861, 1870-1871 and contains correspondence pertaining to the disputed election of Blodgett to the U.S. Senate in 1870 and charges of perjury when taking the test oath. Correspondents include Henry S. Fitch, Henry R. Jackson, O.A. Lochrane, H.K. McKay, and William K. Stewart. It also includes one photograph of Blodgett in military uniform in 1861.
 
  Identifier:   ms669  
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18 Title:   Joseph E. Brown papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894  
  Dates:   1823-1895  
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The collection consists of papers of Joseph E. Brown from 1823-1895 and includes correspondence, letter books, tax returns, speeches, and diaries. It contains official correspondence and letterbooks (1858-1863) as Governor of Georgia which are particularly strong in information regarding Georgia's secession and involvement in the Civil War and includes such correspondents as Howell Cobb, Alexander H. Stephens, and other Confederate government officials. Also included are an 1864 speech of Howell Cobb, a speech (1868) made by Brown regarding Reconstruction politics, and a manuscript copy (1864) of Brown's pamphlet concerning Benjamin H. Hill's notes on Reconstruction. The collection also contains diaries of Franklin P. Brown (1868), Joseph Mackey Brown (1867, 1874, 1876), and Elijah A. Brown (1882, Jan. only).
 
  Identifier:   ms95  
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19 Title:   George Wagner papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Wagner, George, 1841-1906  
  Dates:   1862-1868  
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The collection consists of papers of George Wagner from 1862-1868 and includes diaries, correspondence, official reports, and military documents. The bulk of the material pertains to Wagner's service in the Veteran Reserve Corps with the Freedman's Bureau in Georgia from 1866-1868. Written during this period, the diaries describe Wagner's daily duties as an officer with the Bureau, political activities in Georgia during Reconstruction, and problems between the freedmen and whites. The collection also includes monthly reports sent from Americus, Columbus, and Griffin, Georgia by Wagner to Bureau headquarters in Washington, D.C. detailing supplies and clothing issued to Freedman. Additional materials pertain to Wagner's service with the 110th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, the Invalid Corps, and the Indiana Confederate prison, Camp Morton.
 
  Identifier:   ms895  
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20 Title:   Henry Pattillo Farrow family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Farrow, Henry P. (Henry Pattillo), 1834-1907  
  Dates:   1855-1937  
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The collection consists of papers of Henry Pattillo Farrow and Farrow family members from 1855-1937. The papers include correspondence, letter books, newspapers, clippings, printed material, bills, receipts, account books, and photographs. The bulk of the collection relates to Henry Pattillo Farrow and documents his involvement in Republican politics in Georgia during and after Reconstruction; his positions as Georgia Attorney-General, U.S. District Attorney, collector of customs for the Port of Brunswick (Ga.), and as postmaster of Gainesville (Ga.). Materials pertaining to Farrow's administration of the Porter Springs resort Queen of the Mountains include hotel ledgers (1877-1896), account books (1886-1892), registers (1893, 1899), a cash book (1886-1889), a memorandum book (1886-1904), and employees lists (1889-1891). From 1907-1937, the collection consists of business and family correspondence of John A. Whitner (Farrow's son-in-law) and Henry F. Whitner mainly pertaining to the administration of the Queen of the Mountains resort.
 
  Identifier:   ms94  
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